11 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

11 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia journey builder

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Jeddah
— 2 nights
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Mecca
— 2 nights
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Medina
— 2 nights
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Riyadh
— 3 nights
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Dammam
— 1 night
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Jeddah

— 2 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Jeddah is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, steep yourself in history at Al-Balad, and make a trip to Nassif House Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Jeddah online vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Jeddah is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Jeddah. In March, Jeddah is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Mecca

— 2 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem, then admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, and then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Jabal al-Nour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mecca road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Mecca, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Medina

— 2 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Medina online road trip planner.

Getting from Mecca to Medina by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in March: high temperatures in Medina hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Riyadh

— 3 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower, and walk around King Abdullah Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Riyadh itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Riyadh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medina in March: highs in Riyadh hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Dammam.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Dammam

— 1 night
Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
On the 21st (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Corniche and then buy something for everyone on your list at Al-Rashid Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dammam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Dammam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dammam when traveling from Riyadh in March, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dammam

Shopping

Side Trip

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Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.